Kete Foy kete@identi.ca

NC, USA

free (libre) hardware, software, art, photography and documents

  • Intentional Communities

    2016-10-12T20:33:10Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Best of luck with your dreams

    Living in egalitarian communities

    Maintaining my fragile Thinkpads

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  • libreCMC Fund Raiser

    2016-09-04T08:44:46Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Hello, if you can, please donate to libreCMC , so there can be time for development.

    BTC Address : 1Dmx1VCDrALNbxeb2kCkVEkvf5tnqKNkmy (bitcoin)

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    Having proper ssl certificates would certainly help the cause. I'm greeted by a big security warning when I go to that site.

    mray at 2016-09-04T09:11:24Z

    >> mray:

    “Having proper ssl certificates would certainly help the cause. I'm greeted by a big security warning when I go to that site.”

    Yeah, last I checked, it was because of the www part of the URL.

    Kete Foy at 2016-09-04T09:25:25Z

    Right without www it works.

    Are you connected to the project? There is a link on a page that is not working...

    mray at 2016-09-04T11:17:06Z

  • Cycle Case

    2016-08-30T23:43:28Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    just found this great LibreOffice feature: Cycle Case, which is bound to Shift F3

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  • Xfce Maximize Vertically

    2016-08-30T16:16:17Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    When I'm using Emacs in Xfce, I often want to maximize vertically only because I don’t need half the screen. There’s no default maximize vertically key binding, but Alt F8 is a resize command. It puts the pointer at the bottom right-hand corner and under control of the arrow keys, but if that doesn’t help, I can move the arrow to the side or corner that I want to adjust.

    (offtopic, you need a new avatar, current one at status.net is gone xD)

    JanKusanagi at 2016-08-30T16:31:14Z

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  • Connection Manager resolv.conf

    2016-07-04T00:36:45Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Thanks to lnxwalt and jrobb for the job hunt well wishes—I finally saw them while looking for my connman post. I switched to wireless, and connman only populated resolv.conf with localhost. It was frustrating. I finally gave up, logged out, and started X, and connman behaved itself. I don't understand.


    PS—It’s either Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy :-P

  • Updated SSH Key

    2016-07-03T15:39:51Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    updated my ssh key, didn't know I could do it on my own, removed the old key from authorized_keys


    ssh-keygen -t ed25519 -C Kete # better security than ECDSA, comment seen in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys and 'ssh-add -L'

    ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_ed25519.pub my_account@someone_elses_server.net


  • jobhunting

    2016-06-29T13:01:36Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    looking for a job career all day yesterday

    it's only 9am, and my eyes are already sore.

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    I hope your quest is successful.

    lnxwalt@microca.st at 2016-06-30T01:36:53Z

    For me it helped 2 times: just spam everybody with you summary, with no exceptions. People should be informed that you exist, they need you, they're looking for you, I'm serious. If one will reply, then you can just talk to them.

    You should clearly understand, that people don't know how to describe the job and requirements it text form, so they usually write uber crap.

    For example, on my current job I live inside the ffmpeg source code, IEC and SMPTE documents, this is actually the job of my dream. But in the description of vacancy the next requirements were read: MFC, Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL. I came to them and said "guys, I NEVER opened Visual Studio", but they took me anyway, and for today they gave me even more money, because the problems are solving, buisness is going on.

    So, the basic idea is: you future employer can form the vacancy's description very bad. Thy are always like this. But they need you, so don't think too much description, just let them know you exist.

    AleksandrSlobodeniuk at 2016-07-07T09:00:05Z

    >> AleksandrSlobodeniuk:

    “For me it helped 2 times: just spam everybody with you summary, with no exceptions. People should be informed that you exist, they need you, they're looking for you, I'm serious. If one will reply, then you can just talk to them.

    You should clearly understand, that people don't know how to describe the job and requirements it text form, so they usually write uber crap.

    For example, on my current job I live inside the ffmpeg source code, IEC and SMPTE documents, this is actually the job of my dream. But in the description of vacancy the next requirements were read: MFC, Visual Studio, Microsoft SQL. I came to them and said "guys, I NEVER opened Visual Studio", but they took me anyway, and for today they gave me even more money, because the problems are solving, buisness is going on.”

    Alex, this is great! It would be better to solve problems my way.

    Kete Foy at 2016-08-30T16:23:41Z

  • Torbirdy GPG

    2016-06-25T03:31:43Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I use Torbirdy, and I noticed repeatedly that Enigmail would not import GPG keys after I clicked the button. I read the Torbirty Torbirdy page(s) and learned that although Enigmail is fortunately compatible, GPG functionality requires a shim or some mysterious Curl package that is only packaged in Debian. I also followed the GPG onion URL and found my new favorite source of public keys. The site sends keys in their ASCII form, but it's real easy to import them after saving as a .key file. The command is just 'gpg --import *.key'.

  • KWallet

    2016-06-19T22:50:19Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    KWallet is a pain if you set it up wrong. I had to delete all of the hidden home files in order to start over!

  • Arch Touchpad Tapping

    2016-06-19T14:13:28Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Wow, this is amazing. Without an announcement, Arch now requires xf86-input-libinput and a setting enabled in Touchpad settings.


    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=213795

    https://identi.ca/kete/note/5sYQNqARTvepWwKCMR39hg

    Well, for a system such as Archlinux (that is, not novice-oriented at all), not quickly announcing a change to the system that allow tapping on a touchpad, doesn't seem like a big deal to me xD


    They've broken way, waaay worse than that, and its users are expected to be able to deal with this things =)

    JanKusanagi at 2016-06-19T14:29:51Z

  • xf86-input-synaptics

    2016-06-19T00:29:54Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Apparently, xf86-input-synaptics needs a restart to get the touchpad tap functionality. I restarted X, but that wasn't good enough.


    PS—No, it just quit working, so I have to figure out what this means.

     

    “[2016-06-18 18:53] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] >>> xf86-input-synaptics driver is on maintenance mode and

    [2016-06-18 18:53] [ALPM-SCRIPTLET] xf86-input-libinput driver must be prefered over. ”

    I installed it, so maybe it will enable tapping after restarting X.

  • YouTube-Viewer Channel Videos List

    2016-06-16T16:43:21Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Here’s one of youtube-viewer’s hidden tricks:

    youtube-viewer --channel-videos=<channel ID>

    (lists a channel’s videos)

  • Sliding Background Effect

    2016-06-16T15:22:31Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    I like beBee's sliding background effect for hovering over buttons.

  • Xfce timer

    2016-06-16T01:28:21Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Xfce has a bare-bones timer that runs any command when finished. To wake myself up from meditation, I ran speaker-test with two loops.

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  • DNS Hijacking

    2016-06-15T19:27:57Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    My DHCP setting wasn’t setting the nameservers to OpenNIC because the browser took me to an ISP search page instead of "Server not found".


    /etc/resolv.conf said it was generated by Connection Manager.


    I finally found this thread and figured out how to set the nameservers for each connection by using connmanctl. Then, I restarted the connman.service. Now, the OpenNIC IP addresses are in /etc/resolv.conf, and my ISP does not hijack my DNS :-)


    Also, identi.ca is back. I was just about to use microca.st.

    Welcome back, identi.cans!

    JMobile at 2016-06-15T19:58:34Z

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  • Wikipedia thanks

    2016-06-09T17:53:16Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Someone just thanked me on Wikipedia. I didn't know that was possible.


    It's on the history tab once you log into your account. If you click a thank link, then it will send an email.

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  • Creepy WiFi

    2016-06-08T20:08:23Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    For months/years, I have seen a WiFi network called Totally not the NSA.

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    Nice way of trying not to have it cracked xD

    JanKusanagi at 2016-06-08T20:53:54Z

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  • Printing

    2016-06-05T21:21:01Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    These are my adapters. The one on the right is for USB 3.0, and the USB is for SD HC cards and a few other cards, too. I use the SD card for printing pictures of documents. The hplip drivers will only print out a test page. I save documents as PDF’s or export them as pictures depending on how many pages they have. Multiple pages need the PDF extension, and then I use Gimp to export each page as a picture. I guess I just need to replace this free printer instead, but I already had the USB 3.0 express card; and the other parts weren’t much more.

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